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22 Day Zanzibar, Victoria Falls and Kruger Overland

Countries Visited: Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia

Starts: Dar es Salaam, Ends: Johannesburg

Group Size: Max 24

Age Range: 18 - 39 Years

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Visit Zanzibar, Victoria Falls and Kruger including some beautiful beaches of Lake Malawi and Zanzibar.

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Departing from Dar es Salaam   and Ends in Johannesburg

From the warm waters of the Indian Ocean in Zanzibar down through Malawi, Zambia and Victoria Falls. The Zanzibar, Victoria Falls and Kruger Overland allows you to visit world famous game reserves such as Hwange and Kruger National Park.

  • Price Beat Guaranteed
  • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

Highlights

  • Zanzibar, Return Ferry & Accommodation
  • Mosi Oa Tunya National Park Victoria Falls Visit
  • Kruger National Park Full Day Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide
  • Shangaan Cultural Evening
  • Matobo National Park, Open Vehicle Game Drive and Wilderness Walk with Resident Guide*
*Highlight is part of the Adventure Activity Package Pass

Included

  • All tour highlights
  • 2 person dome tents
  • Fully equipped safari vehicles
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • Mattresses
  • Service of two crew
  • All road and vehicle taxes
  • All ground transportation
  • Meals as indicated

Excluded

  • Activity Package Adventure Pass excursions
  • Visas
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Departure taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks, tips, items of a personal nature
  • NB Lunches and dinners in  Livingstone, and on Zanzibar are not included

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Itinerary

Day 1 - 3

Zanzibar

The other history of Zanzibar is not romantic. The island was once also a staging post for slaves purchased from the African interior being detained before shipping to Middle Eastern slave owners. The places where these men and women were held can still be seen and even the shortest visit is enough to convey the atrocious conditions they were forced to endure. On a lighter note though Zanzibar is also home of the Zanzibar Colobus Monkey, the Zanzibar Servaline Genet and the possibly extinct Zanzibar Leopard.

Our time spent in Zanzibar is not structured and your time is at leisure. One of the best ways to see Stone Town is simply on foot, where you can explore the bazaars for old maritime trinkets and cloths. You can also partake in activities such as visiting mosques, palaces, courtyards and alleyways of the old town. Spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper are grown in nearby plantations of which you are encouraged to take day tours where you are free to have your senses dazzled by the tastes and scents available to experience. If you’re the kind of person who leans more toward leisure time spent on the beach, you’re always free to enjoy the white sand and sparkling ocean and to simply soak up the sun’s rays. If you’re looking for a good swim or dip in the sea, head out to the northern beaches to experience the warm and inviting Indian Ocean at its best where you can try your hand at snorkelling and diving, indulge in some tasty, lavish seafood or just relax beneath a coconut palm with a cocktail and good book in hand.

PLEASE NOTE: Because we leave the truck on the mainland, basic tourist class accommodation and breakfast in Zanzibar is included in the tour price but for the sake of flexibility, lunches and dinners are left for your own account. Usually we spend one night in Stone Town and the following two evenings in the north of the island at one of the beaches. Your Tour Leader will be able to assist should you experience any problems whatsoever.

Trip Highlights: Ferry to Zanzibar, Stone Town, Northern beaches, optional Zanzibar activities
Accommodation: 1 night Stone Town – Safari Lodge or similar – twin/ triple rooms with en-suite facilities, 2 nights Kendwa Northern beaches – Sunset Bungalows or similar – twin/ triple rooms with en-suite facilities
Meals included: Breakfast included with hotel accommodation
Distance Covered: Ferry crossing
Optional Activities: Spice Tour US$30, Scuba Diving local US$130, Slave markets US$15, Arabic Fort US$10, Palace Museum US10 , Mnemba Island US$170, Dhow snorkelling safaris From US$65, massages from US$15

Zanzibar

Day 4

Zanzibar – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The morning gives us time to complete any last minute shopping or to enjoy one last swim before hopping on the ferry that takes us back to the African mainland and Dar es Salaam. From there, it’s onward to our campsite on the coast for the evening.

Trip Highlights: Zanzibar, Zanzibar ferry, Indian Ocean beach
Accommodation: Kipepeo Village – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance Covered: Ferry crossing

Day 5

Dar es Salaam – Mikumi National Park Area, Tanzania

Leaving the warm Atlantic coast and bustling city of Dar es Salaam behind, we drive inland to Iringa. This route runs through the Mikumi National Park. Our campsite is located near the park entrance. If time allows it, you can go on an optional game drive.

Trip Highlights: Tanzania Highlands
Accommodation: Tan-Swiss Lodge – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-290kms
Approximate Driving Time: 4 hours
Optional Activities: Mikumi Game Dive US$150

Day 6

Mikumi – Iringa, Tanzania

After breakfast we head off for Kisolanza Farm at an altitude of 1600m, ensuring a pleasant crisp and fresh climate in one of the most scenic areas the Southern Highlands of Tanzania has to offer. Kisolanza has been home to the Ghaui family for over 70 years and remains a working farm providing organic meat and vegetables to surrounding markets as well as the city of Dar es Salaam. Kisolanza Farm House is famous for their marvellous hot showers, delectable chocolate brownies, and hot chocolate and Amarula drink that can be purchased at their quaint candlelit bar.

PLEASE NOTE: The crew may make alterations to the published itinerary. Therefore, please treat the Malawi section of the itinerary as a guideline only.

Accommodation: Kisolanza Farm House – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-220kms
Approximate Driving Time: 4 hours

Day 7 - 8

Iringa – Chitimba Beach, Malawi

Following our last night in Tanzania, we head through abundant mountain passes, rich grazing land, and banana and tea plantations towards the Songwe border post and into Malawi. Our first night will be spent at Chitimba Beach Campsite.

Formally ‘Lake Nyasa’, Lake Malawi covers almost an entire fifth of the country’s area and provides the source of livelihood for majority of the Malawi people. Fishermen, fish traders, and canoe and net makers all ply their trades here, and a common sight is that of a fisherman in his Bwato (dugout canoe made from hollowed out tree trunk) fishing on the lake at the break of day. The lake has the highest number of endemic freshwater fish species of any in the world.

Here you are free to enjoy your time on the beach or shop at a large curio market where you can put your bargaining skills to the test buying some of Malawi’s famous ornate and carved chairs or do a full day trip to Manchewe Falls – After a 11km hike, you find yourself cooling down in a natural bath. If you’re up for more of an adventure, you can always hike to Livingstonia – a small village above the lake on the Nyika Plateau. You should be aware beforehand, however, that this hike is a relatively long one (+/- 15kms, or 3 hours one way), but being witness to a village that is seemingly lost in time due to the difficulty to reach it is well worth the effort.

PLEASE NOTE: The crew may make alterations to the published itinerary. Therefore, please treat the Malawi section of the itinerary as a guideline only.

Trip Highlights: Lake Malawi beach, curio market, Livingstonia hike option
Accommodation: Chitimba Beach Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast x2, Lunch x2, Dinner x2
Distance Covered: +/-550kms
Approximate Driving Time: 11 hours
Optional Activities: Livnigstonia day hike US10

Lake Malawi

Day 9 - 10

Kande Beach, Malawi

After a peaceful morning, we embark on a scenic drive to Mzuzu, the capital of the northern region and the third largest town in Malawi, where we stop for a short while to gather supplies and to take a look at the markets before we arrive in Kande Beach. Some of the optional activities here include horse riding or simply relaxing and enjoying the fresh waters of Lake Malawi. This leg of the trip also allows you the opportunity to meet the locals who are generally known as amongst the friendliest people in Africa. Spend the following day participating in some of the water sports available here such as snorkelling, and diving. Or feel free to spend the day relaxing and enjoying the fresh waters of Lake Malawi

Trip Highlights: Mzuzu, Lake Malawi, Kande Beach, optional activities, Cultural interaction
Accommodation: Kande Beach Camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2
Distance Covered: +/-240kms
Approximate Driving Time: 5 hours
Optional Activities: Horse riding US$45, Village walk US$7

Day 11

Kande Beach – Chipata, Zambia

Saying our goodbyes to the beautiful Lake Malawi, we head for Lilongwe (the capital) to grab some supplies for our onward journey to Zambia. Here is your chance to spend your remaining Malawi Kwacha currency before crossing the Zambian border. Formally named Fort Jameson, Chipata has a population of about 98,416 and is the capital of the Eastern Province of Zambia. This unique town offers colourful fruit and vegetable markets as well as an unexpected amount of ornate temples due to its large Indian community. If time is on our side, hopefully we will be able to make a stop in Chipata before arriving at our campsite that is situated a short distance from the town centre.

Trip Highlights: Lilongwe, Chipata
Accommodation: Mama Rula’s Camp  – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-440 kms
Approximate Driving Time: 9 hours

Day 12

Chipata – Lusaka, Zambia

Leaving early, we take the Great Eastern Road through lush country and small villages, crossing the Luangwa River to Zambia’s capital. Lusaka is Southern Africa’s fastest growing city, boasting a population of approximately 1.7 million people and is situated on the southern plateau at an elevation of 1300m with four main highways running north, south, east and west – each to different parts of Africa. This city is the commercial hub as well as the centre for the government. The campsite in which we reside tonight, Eureka Camp, is located on a tranquil setting on a farm. Here you will be able to see roaming zebras, ostriches, giraffes and antelopes around the outskirts of the main camping area.

Accommodation: Eureka Camp -Camping twin share tents with shared faclities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-620kms
Approximate Driving Time: 12 hours

Day 13

Lusaka – Livingstone, Zambia

At the start of the day, we head south toward Livingstone and set up camp at the Waterfront campsite located on the banks of the Zambezi River which is just a few kilometres from Victoria Falls. We make a visit to the Victoria Falls and at various times of the year, the spray from this mighty waterfall can be seen from up to 30 kilometres away, hence the local name Mosi au Tunya meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’. Amongst the excitement of this excursion, try not to forget your raincoat to protect you and your camera from splashes of water.

The campsite itself is tremendous and it is there that we will be treated to a full briefing that provides any information on all activities in the area (including rafting, canoeing, bungee jumping, abseiling, gorge swinging, elephant and horse riding, scenic flights, river cruises, etc.), allowing you to plan your time accordingly over the next four nights.

PLEASE NOTE: For the sake of practicality, meals in the Livingstone area are restricted to breakfasts only. This allows you to take on half or full day activities (several of which include lunch) without being rushed back to camp for group mealtimes. The Waterfront camp restaurant overlooks the stunning Zambezi River and offers a fine selection of reasonably priced meals and snacks throughout the day (allow US $15 – $30 per meal). Relax and enjoy these couple of days at your own leisure or, alternatively, feel free to catch a taxi or free shuttle into Livingstone.

Trip Highlights: Victoria Falls visit, Zambezi River
Accommodation: Waterfront – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance Covered: +/-520kms
Approximate Driving Time: 10 hours
Optional Activities: (prices approx) Bungee jumping US$160, Full day abseil US$180, Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, game walk US$110, Chief Mukumi village tour US$50, gorge swing US$95, Zambezi jet boat and cable car US$120, Half day canoe US$110, Zambezi sunset cruise US$85, Full day white water rafting US$160, Helicopter/ Microlight flights From US$ 170, half day fishing US$145, Bridge Tour US$65.

Day 14 - 16

Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia

Over the days, you are free to explore the Victoria Falls area to the full. Apart from the long list of adventure activities previously mentioned, you should make a point to check out the markets and fascinating museum in nearby Livingstone, volunteer a day in a worthwhile local charity project, take a day trip to the Victoria Falls township in Zimbabwe, or simply use your time to unwind on the gorgeous campsite deck and watch the water of the Zambezi River flow swiftly past on its way to Victoria Falls.

Trip Highlights: Optional activities
Accommodation: Waterfront – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast (All)
Optional Activities: Bungee jumping US$160, Full day abseil US$180, Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, game walk US$110, Chief Mukumi village tour US$50, gorge swing US$95, Zambezi jet boat and cable car US$120, Half day canoe US$110, Zambezi sunset cruise US$85, Full day white water rafting US$160, Helicopter/ Microlight flights From US$ 170, half day fishing US$145, Bridge Tour US$65

Victoria Falls

Day 17

Livingstone – Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Departing Livingstone, we travel on a picturesque drive to our next destination. Passing through Victoria Falls town and making our way to Bulawayo. Arriving at our campsite, we reach our destination just outside of the Matobo National Park. Spend the next two days here.

Accommodation: Burke’s Paradise – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-450kms
Approximate Driving Time: 10 hours

Day 18

Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe

Located a short distance from Bulawayo we start the say making our way to the Matobo National Park where we will enjoy a game drive in the park. Home to a variety of animal species, such as the black and white rhino, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs and monkeys. If conditions are right, your guide could lead you on a walk through the park in search of these animals. Other species include a diverse bird life and fish species. After experiencing the remarkable wildlife on your drive, enjoy the rest of your afternoon relaxing at the campsite.

Accommodation: Burke’s Paradise – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activities: Upgrade to full day tour including historical tour and village tour US$40

Day 19

Bulawayo – Tshipise, South Africa

Our day’s journey sees us entering South Africa and crossing the Limpopo River. Being the second biggest river in South Africa, the Limpopo River acts as a crucial water source for this dry and barren land, as well as a natural border between South Africa and it’s neighboring countries (Botswana and Zimbabwe) before flowing through Mozambique and finally out into the Indian Ocean. We continue to Tshipise, situated in the northern section of the Limpopo province. Camp this evening will be at the foot of one of Limpopo’s rolling koppies set adjacent the Honnet Nature Reserve. There are hot springs in the area which are surrounded by dense woodland comprising of Mopani, Red Bushwillow, Jakkalsbessie trees – and the third largest Baobab tree in South Africa.

Accommodation: Forever Resorts – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/-380kms
Approximate Driving Time: 10 hours

Day 20 - 21

Tshipise – Hazyview – Kruger National Park, South Africa

From Tshipise, we make our way across to the leading game reserve of southern Africa, the ‘Kruger’. The fences that previously separated Kruger National Park from its neighbouring private game reserves were removed in order to create an enormous ‘Greater Kruger’ with an area of over 24,000 square kms. Here, we overnight for two evenings in the hopes of getting a comprehensive look at the diverse wildlife that populates Africa during a full day’s game drive through the National Park. Rising early we enjoy an open 4×4 full day game drive through the park. This includes lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, perhaps leopard, and around 500 species of birdlife. The landscape is mostly bush and plains, but with perfectly decent road networks, it allows us relatively easy access to most parts of the reserve. Our final night of safari is spent celebrating our time together and sharing our favourite stories and encounters whilst being entertained with song and dance by the local Shangaan tribesmen, making it a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

Accommodation: Hotel Numbi – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2
Distance Covered: +/-380 kms
Approximate Driving Time: 7 hours, Full Day with game drives

Day 22

Hazyview – Greater Kruger – Johannesburg, South Africa

We depart from the Kruger in the morning and head to South Africa’s bustling city of Johannesburg where our tour comes to an end in the late afternoon or early in the evening. We recommend that you plan ahead to stay an extra evening in Johannesburg to either explore the city the following day or to rest up before heading home – the choice is yours.

Trip Highlights: Johannesburg
Accommodation: No accommodation
Meals not included: Breakfast
Distance Covered: +/-390 kms
Approximate Driving Time: 7 hours

Activities

Included in Adventure Activity Package Pass:

  • Matobo National Park
*Highlight is part of the Adventure Activity Package Pass


Other Activities

Tanzania, Zanzibar 

  • Scuba Diving (Mnemba Island)$170
  • Snorkeling day trip From $35 - $65
  • Zanzibar food (per day) $30-35
  • Spice Tour $30
  • Scuba dive – local $130
  • Slave Markets US$15
  • Arabic Fort $10
  • Palace Museum S10
Malawi
  • Livingstonia Day Hike $7
  • Horse Riding $45
  • Village Walk $7
Livingstone
  • Vic Falls bungee (single/tandem) $160
  • Mosi Oa Tunya National Park game walk $110
  • Chief Mukumi Village Tour $50
  • Gorge Swing $95
  • Zambezi Jet Boating & Cable Car From $120
  • Half day Canoe Safari $110
  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise $85
  • White Water Rafting – full day $160
  • Helicopter /Microlight flight over the Falls From $170
  • Fishing – Half day $145
  • Bridge Tour $65
  • Full day abseil $180
Zimbabwe
  • Matobo Upgrade to full day -tour and village tour US$ 40 $40

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Highlights

  • Zanzibar, Return Ferry & Accommodation
  • Mosi Oa Tunya National Park Victoria Falls Visit
  • Kruger National Park Full Day Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide
  • Shangaan Cultural Evening
  • Matobo National Park, Open Vehicle Game Drive and Wilderness Walk with Resident Guide*
*Highlight is part of the Adventure Activity Package Pass

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